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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Millennial Talent

Posted On02/15/2017

ContributorShirin Miller

How do I work with the millennial generation? Can they really add value in this enterprise environment? Are they only going to stay for a short time and then leave?

These are questions I hear time and again. My answer is always a resounding “YES!”

We need to hire and embrace the generation that, according to the Harvard Business Review (2012), is going to “make up 50 percent of our workforce in the next four years.”

This means our Gen X management needs to understand how to attract, develop, and retain this new talent. The rules are different this time. This generation looks for jobs through unconventional social media channels; they expect us to text them our offer letters instead of using traditional email.

Being part of the collaborative technology generation, they are well-versed in group texting, group gaming, group projects, and often prefer to work together to solve problems or to meet a deadline.

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